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Sign of the times: Sandwich PD gets sign trailer through Homeland Security grant

$24,000 movable LED sign will help keep community informed
The Sandwich Police Dept. recently took delivery of a new LED sign trailer. Sandwich Police Dept. photo.
The Sandwich Police Dept. recently took delivery of a new LED sign trailer. Sandwich Police Dept. photo.

SANDWICH - The Sandwich Police Department recently received an LED sign trailer made possible by a grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security. The $24,000 movable sign will be used to inform the community about anything and everything including special events, weather warnings, terrorism threats, traffic delays and motorist safety.

The trailer will be at the disposal of all town departments, according to Sandwich Police Chief Peter Wack. In a release, Chief Wack said the department applied for and received the grant from Homeland Security. This at a savings to the town of $20,000, a capital expense originally earmarked for such a sign.

The chief said the trailer will also be made available to other police and fire departments in Barnstable County. "This sign will be an added layer of information sharing with the community," said Chief Wack.

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